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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
We need to fight cyberbullying
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Maureen T. Florio

Where do we begin with this training? We need to instill in them the importance of being honest with themselves so they can be honest with other people.  It’s okay to say the following: “I did the wrong thing,” “I am sorry,” “I will think before I speak or act the next time.” Lying is the ultimate lack of personal responsibility. 

Empathy for others is a key ingredient of teaching personal responsibility. If our children were taught and taught by spaced repetition to live the golden rule, they would treat people the way they want to be treated. The lack of this ability is cyberbullying!

Once they are involved in the world of cyberbullying, much damage control is needed by going back again to teaching the basics. Will cyberbullying always be around now? To some degree it will, but let’s lessen that by never giving up hope for the future of our children.

No child should be sad at school.

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